By Gabe Tschida
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
If you’ve ever had a tree removed in Golden Valley, Minnetonka, St. Louis Park or any other part of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area, you are well aware that despite the tree being gone, the stump is still there.
And that stump is an eye sore.
Have you ever wondered why the stump isn’t removed at the same time as the tree? The simple reason is that stump removal typically involves different tools and is often performed by a different crew than the one who removed the tree.
Another question you might ask yourself is if you have to grind the stump rather than simply have it removed from the ground.
You could have it pulled out, but in these parts, grinding has replaced the practice of removing stumps. The reason is because grinding is easier, quicker and less stressful on the surrounding environment.
And, you should leave the grinding to the professionals like Urban Tree to ensure it’s done correctly and safely.
Grinding the stump also provides you with the following benefits:
- Unwanted tree growth – if stumps stick around, they can spawn new trees through its roots. Once those new trees sprout, they can become unruly and difficult to remove.
- Mulch – you can use the woodchips from the ground up stump for mulch around other trees and shrubs in your yard.
- Safety – tree stumps can be quite hazardous in your yard, especially to kids running around. Remove the stump and remove the hazard.
The professionals at Urban Tree use special equipment that grinds the stump in a non-invasive and efficient way. We don’t disrupt your landscape or nearby structures.
If you have a stump that you’d like to remove, please give us a call. We’ll get the job done quickly and safely.